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of working with them. >> one of the aspects of the obama administration is how much politics has been driven from the white house. some politicians give lip service but obama seems to have gone pretty for the other way. with romney, how do you think he would resonate in terms of the department's between the white house with more >> we have strayed some distance from constitutional government. in a sense, the white house staff has been built up with layers of folks who sort of cushioned the president from the departments and agencies. just being a low-level staffer under reagan, and seen the universe of high-profile cabinet members have interacted, at least from what i could see, more directly with the president, and now we have players that kind of cushion the president. a deputy chief of staff for policy or whatever the case may be. i think we are drifting farther and farther away from that interaction that i think is so important to good government. the president's interacting with the cabinet. i don't know that obama is going to change that. that is his operating style. it was similar to
come to the fore in the light of the reaction of u.s. catholic bishops to the obama administration rules in the affordable health care act for contraceptive coverage in such cases. parenthetically, and this is the elephant in the room -- a lot of the catholics disagree with church teaching on contraception. >> i am one of those catholics. [laughter] >> in this case, that institution still has religious freedom, but other parties are involved and that they have their freedoms also. their religious freedom and in addition, these catholic institutions receive government funding for their operations. so you have here attention of these -- a tension of these two conflicting rights going on here. rule proposed by the obama administration says these church institutions had to provide comprehensive health care for their employees. many catholics and many as opponents -- and many proponents of religious liberty oppose the obama that is rationed. but to its great credit, the obama and a trace of proposed a compromise, that such employees would be covered for contraception, but the instituti
. this whole fast and furious situation. [booing] under the obama administration, they sent thousands of guns to the most evil people on the planet -- the mexican drug cartels. they had a massive campaign to manipulate public a patient budget opinion in this country with this 90% nonsense. the president, vice president, attorney general, they sound like a former shop quartet coming critics singing. they were ruining the lives of us american citizens that own firearm shops. they told them to make the sales. the media is reporting their unscrupulous dealers. some of them tried to prosecute. when some good federal agents and down the line blew the whistle on the whole mess, they tried a massive cover-up scheme. the best way to get eric holder his walking papers is to give president obama his walking papers on election day. we are on the edge of an obama cliff. before president obama bought a gun owners mattered, he was for a hand on -- handgun ban, semiautomatic ban. he wants to raise the excise tax that he would pay on firearms and ammunition by 500%. that is $350 federal tax on a $500 rifle. h
the obama administration's objective is essentially using bread and circuses to make as many people as possible dependent on government, to keep voting democratic, is not succeeding. americans want to stand on their own feet. >> that is the craziest thing i ever heard of my life. you are accusing the president of united states of using a government program to manipulate people do not get a job, to be dependent on the government for services? >> i'm impressed. we are a few minutes and -- >> let me finish. >> i am impressed. we are a few minutes in and you have now three times called me crazy on observing that the president has expanded government dependency. >> you are saying he is manipulating american so they will vote democratic. >> i did not use those words. >> yes, you did. >> let's talk about the issue of benefits. in 1960, 20% -- of federal -- 26% of federal spending went to individual payments. this year, 65% of federal spending goes to individual payments. i would suggest we do have a problem with government -- >> we had a downturn in the economy. we have hard times, people
economic policy as a campaign issue. the center for national policy on the obama administration's use of drone of strikes. >> i watched on c-span the various congressional hearings and deliberation and public policy on information that is put out by the various think tanks. i like to watch the main interviews that are on sund
the obama administration tried to do that the last four years and we have seen ideas from the ronny administration. romney administration. host: how large a role this manufacturing plant in the u.s.? -- does manufacturing play in the u.s.? guest: a lot of people feel like it is is dying industry in america, but take a look at the numbers. the u.s. still the world's largest manufacturer. manufacturing comprises 11.7% of gross domestic product. manufacturing comprises 9% of total u.s. employment. and it is directly employing 10.9 million workers in the u.s. host: we are going to get into the numbers and look at how things like 9% total employment have changed at the last couple of decades. mr. morath, let me ask about the kinds of manufacturing done. surely that has changed the last couple of decades. guest: we have a fairly robust automotive industry, but there are a number of different areas where things have changed and could change further, such as increasing energy production -- oil, gas, refining. host: this chart is from the bureau of labor statistics, a sister agency, but they
was those deals have already been in march prior to the obama administration. but they were signed, you were right. caller: the one with colombia, i think he should have done it more with the unions there. host: where is grundy? caller: in the western part is the state, buchanan county. host: the candidate were in that area? caller: they were through, but i did not get to attend. i do not get around to good. host: that was roger calling in. next is george from corpus christi, texas, another democrat. caller: a have been a democrat almost all my life, but the last election, i thought president obama was unqualified and he was just too young. jfk at least had a lot more political experience and was a war hero, but obama was way too far to the left. [indiscernbile] the main task of the president is to protect -- the constitution said, and i have always been a constitution fall wower. i think he has come too far, this president, and i am going to probably going to be switching to an independent, and i will probably vote for romney. i am not sure yet, but romney seems to be more moderate and cent
families. that number, by the way, comes directly from the obama administration. >> senator kerrey. we are not going to do cap-and-trade, but that is not the issue before us today. senator fischer says human beings are not warming the planet, and i say we are. i think it is a clear and compelling problem and we need to address it, and we need a debate on how to address it and what our strategy is going to be. otherwise, we are going to wonder why in god's name we did not do anything about it. >> next question directed to senator kerrey. >> there is a lot of discussion about lowering taxes by eliminating deductions and loopholes, but one person's local is another person's deduction for mortgage interests, charitable contributions, or state and local taxes. would you favor eliminating or reducing any of those, or would you offer other specific changes? >> the big four are mortgage deduction -- you can scale it back. likewise with the charitable deductions, state and local. i think there is a great payoff for simplification. you have got to believe in it. you have got to believe that simp
on television. things the obama administration has said about him. this was his opportunity to speak directly to the american people. i thought that he communicated very clearly and effectively and in a way that i think will be -- get a favorable reception from those people watching who perhaps had not made up their mind on who to vote for. >> i have never seen an incumbent president come into a debate with the stakes so high and looking so flat. he was meandering, boring, he had no vision, no passion. the president had no heart. it was an unbelievably bad performance by the presidents and an unbelievably great performance by mitt romney. >> will conservative republicans be enthusiastic after tonight? cracks are not only think -- >> i not only think the train is on the rail, but this thing is ready to go. we are ready for this debate for the american people. >> what was your favorite exchange? >> honestly, just the preparedness of mitt romney. how prepared mitt was tonight on every single question. and not letting the president lie over and over again about this fair share garbage from presid
obama. we did not agree on everything. i worked closely on the bush administration on a number of issues that put virginia first. railroads are being built right now largely because of president bush and his secretary of transportation and our ability to work together. we worked with the bush administration in the aftermath of the shootings at virginia tech. i will always be a partner of the nine states, whoever the president is. i also have a track record of working across lines. first, here in richmond. second, as a republican -- as a governor with republican houses. we were the best-managed state in virginia. revested for business all years i was governor, forbes magazine. those were not tim kaine accolades. those are things we did working together. when the president ask that i serve as the and seek share, i think i had my best year. we got smoking banned. all three publication ranked virginia the best place in the united states. we saw a huge improvements in infant mortality. we recruited numerous businesses in the heart of the recession to come to a virginia. rolls-royce opened a m
to put them in bankruptcy. we will never know an alternate history, but what the obama administration did not do is it created a series of programs designed to keep the impact of these bankruptcies to a minimum. gm for years had warned a bankruptcy, people would not buy cars, so they created a supplier support program, so suppliers would get paid, the government would ensure the suppliers which get paid, the factories would keep running, although the terms were onerous. they created a board to guarantee, where the president said we will ensure your warranties are honored. the key breakthrough in terms of getting these companies through was using 363, a provision, where the government came in with its brick force, a huge amount of money, and outbid everybody else with these assets. alternative plans, governor romney has said this could have been done privately and the government could have guaranteed the financing in bankruptcy. the real question that is hard to enter is could an alternative that did not use the section of the bankruptcy code -- the government said to the court we're makin
at -- predicate for a stronger american stance regarding the syrian conflict than the obama of administration has adopted. governor romney's speech today is almost certain to raise this point. whether it will raise it in a way that captures public and managing agent and strikes them as sensible remains to be seen, but i would say that this survey and governor romney's speech, plus, the elements of the ground, they be entering what i would personally regard as an overdue public debate about what the united states ought to be doing regarding the syrian conflict. >> thank you so much. let me turn to hisham, and bill talked about the polarization of american public opinion on for some -- on foreign policy. not surprising where foreign policy has begun to play a significant role in both the campaigns, but what we see in the arab world is with the emergence of more democratic politics, polarization as well. around a number of issues that relate to the relationship, interaction between these arab states in transition and united states and the west more broadly. the poor results that americans seem to un
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